Accession Number : AD0747372

Title :   Equilibrium Energy Spectrum for the Galactic Cosmic Electrons.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Suh,Paul K.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A perturbational analysis of the cosmic electron diffusion equation is developed. In the high energy domain, cosmic electron diffusion parallel to the galactic disk slab appears not to affect significantly the determination of the equilibrium electron energy spectrum. Diffusion across the galactic disk slab in the high energy domain is examined in detail. An active cosmic electron leakage at the disk-halo boundaries, coupled with diffusion across the disk slab, sensitively affects the cosmic electron spectral behavior up to a considerably high energy domain. In the high energy domain, the closed-disk model appears to prevail. In the low energy domain, the leakage time may become comparatively long, thus leading to the possible validity of a quasi-open-disk model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COSMIC RAYS, ELECTRONS), ATTENUATION, DIFFUSION, POWER SPECTRA, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), PERTURBATION THEORY

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE